The Best Hot Chocolate Recipes Ever

Whether you're just snuggling up by the fireplace with a special friend or you're hosting a holiday party, hot chocolate is a sweet way to warm up inside and out — no wonder it's one of the most iconic beverages of the season. Naturally, such a quintessential beverage has spurred many variations. If you're craving the classics or want to spice things up, here are five recipes that will warm up your holiday.

The Ultimate Hot Chocolate

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If you're looking to go all-out, no holds barred, this is classic recipe will hit the spot.

Frozen Hot Chocolate

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Part hot chocolate, part milkshake, this is a chilly take on the classic recipe.

Chocolate Abuelita (Mexican Hot Chocolate)

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If it's spice that you like, this is the cup for you. Chili powder adds a wonderful kick to this hot cocoa.

Spiked Hot Chocolate

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A little tequila never hurt anyone, right? This recipe is both comforting and relaxing without being too overpowering.

Salty Hot Chocolate Float

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This is the perfect example of pushing the boundaries of a classic recipe. With the addition of ice cream and salt, this hot chocolate is a decadent and different way to cozy up this season.